PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission (Commission) today voted 3-1 to continue both its financial and infrastructure support of Mexican wolf conservation in the state, but voted not to support the release of any new wolves until the federal government completes certain critical planning measures. Previously, all initial releases of captive Mexican wolves in the U.S. have occurred in Arizona with the concurrence and support of the Game and Fish Department. Read more
I found these horrific photos on predatortalk.com. And animal rightists are so worried about how inhumane hunting is. A well-placed shot is about as humane as it gets; this is, however, acceptable to the whackos, because it’s natural.
I sure don’t know how many times I have consumed horsemeat. But, I do remember when McDonald’s got in trouble for sneaking it into its burgers years ago – many years ago when I was a kid. No, I am not horsing around. I have a vivid memory regarding the horsemeat/fine announcement, although I have yet to find anything on the net referencing anything more than rumors.
I don’t recall the specific year, but I do remember where I was when I heard about it. I was returning from Plumbrook Golf Course (in suburban Detroit) with my father, after caddying for him in a golf league event. So, this would have put the matter on the calendar about 50 years ago. The news came over the am radio in the car on the way home, that McDonalds had been fined for using horsemeat in its burgers. Seems like the fine was $15,000 but I wouldn’t be on it.
Now, Obama has gone back on his campaign promise made to animal-rights whackos to keep horses from being slaughtered for meat.
Without getting into the debate about eating relatives of Mr. Ed, the point of this post is simple: Obama lied – again when he said he would support “a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption.”
Guess what administration stopped the practice of killing horses for food. Yep, Bush did it when he stopped the funding of federal inspections in year 2006, thus ending the practice.
Nov. 30, 2011
The Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of a radio-collared cougar just north of the city of Hancock in northern Houghton County. The animal was captured on a trail camera on Nov. 13, walking directly in front of the camera, with the noticeable presence of a radio collar. Read more
A cougar believed to have migrated from the western United States has been caught on camera once again in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
An Oregon man shot himself in the foot while attempting to shoot a squirrel with his .22 rimfire. Like Chris Matthews, he had a funny feeling running down (maybe up) his leg.
A fellow writer, Herb Boldt, with whom I had shared print space in The Argus-Press, has died at the age of 84. Herb wrote a weekly column called “Woods and Water”. He retired in 2005 and once commented that he had the greatest job in the world.
I agree, Herb. In fact, it never seems to be a job at all. Some of Herb’s work is below.
Another quiz on whitetail deer from Whitetails Unlimited at www.whitetailsunlimited.com
1) Deer are a member of the Cervidae family. What other animal is not included in this family.
d) Caribou Read more
So, nothing’s gonna stop you from climbing into your favorite tree stand, huh?
OK. I guess we can share the woods.
Part 1: True or False
The white-tailed deer is the most popular big-game animal in North America, and is an amazing example of an animal that adapts and perseveres. As hunters go into the woods in pursuit of this graceful animal, here is a quiz from Whitetails Unlimited to see how much
you really know about the whitetail’s biology, behavior and history.